New games are crashing my computer
September 1, 2013 6:55 PM Subscribe
My computer started crashing to a black screen a few minutes into any new game.
I just got payday 2, and 4-5 minutes into the introductory map my computer would crash to a black screen, I thought it was the game, so then I tried the other new game I just gotten, Saints Row IV, same thing, it let me play for like 10 minutes then the same crash to black screen.
posted by Iax to computers & internet (12 answers total)
Black screen, no sound, but all the fans in the computer are still running.
I searched, couldn't find anything, no administration tool logs or game logs had any clue to what was going on. My nvidia drivers and windows are up to date.
Older games still seem to work with no problem, even Bioshock infinite works fine.
I eventually tried lowering the detail and resolution, and that let me play Payday2 and saintsrow 4 (at least until a boss mission, then it does the black screen again, unless i lower the quality even more)
So I think it must be something wrong with my video card overheating or maybe my power supply?
Is there a way I can narrow this down without buying anything first?
If i do have to get a new video card, whats good nowadays?
I much preferred how it used to be if I had the details to high, I should just get a low FPS not a complete crash.
Geforce GTX 570
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Antec 620 watt power supply